You Might Be A Medical Coder If…

Jokes aside, this has happened to me many times — I have gone to sleep dreaming about medical coding. And this may have been the case for you too! Especially after spending your days studying for a coding exam or coding patients’ medical charts all day. Either way, medical coding may be your passion! Or […]

Bertha Guilty: External Cause Code for Bitten By Cow

Have you been gnawed on lately by Bertha or her sister? These girls can be brutal! And if you had to see a doctor about it, a medical coder may have assigned an external cause code for bitten by cow. This code would help tell the story of the primary diagnosis. External Cause Code for […]

Coding For Pectoralis Major Muscle Tears In ICD-10

Coding for pectoralis major muscle tears In ICD-10 is not difficult once you understand that a pectoral major muscle tear is classified as a strain and that the pectoral major muscle is located in the thorax. ** This post was originally published on September 3, 2018, and updated on January 25, 2020. ** Although pectoralis […]